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Emerging Markets

Emerging market central banks start buying bonds in risky shift

SINGAPORE (Apr 30): To fight the coronavirus, developing economies from Colombia to Indonesia are turning to a playbook that’s become familiar in the rich world since 2008: central banks are buying

Global Economy

Five grey swans that could swing markets

(Feb 14): A wareness of potentially high-impact but improbable developments should help investors prepare for unexpected changes in market conditions.

Global Economy

China's steadying inflation leaves door open for monetary easing

(Jan 10): China’s consumer inflation steadied in December while factory price declines moderated, leaving room for monetary easing to cement a recent stabilisation in economic growth.

Global Economy

Is economic winter coming?

(Nov 18): What could trigger a recession in the US? In the past, a tightening labour market after a period of expansion served as an early warning sign.

Geopolitics

Is politics getting to the Fed?

SINGAPORE (July 29): From the early 1980s until the start of the financial crisis in September 2008, the US Federal Reserve seemed to have a coherent process for adjusting its main short-term inter

Geopolitics

Is politics getting to the Fed?

SINGAPORE (July 29): From the early 1980s until the start of the financial crisis in September 2008, the US Federal Reserve seemed to have a coherent process for adjusting its main short-term inter

Singapore economy

Escalating global trade protectionism tops wall of worry again: MAS survey of forecasters

SINGAPORE (June 12): Concerns about escalating global trade protectionism continue to dominate the list of potential downside risks, reflecting recent developments in US-China relations.

Singapore economy

MAS seen to maintain monetary policy stance as growth slows sharply: Maybank

SINGAPORE (Apr 3): Maybank Kim Eng expects the Monetary Authority of Singapore to maintain its current monetary policy stance at the April meeting as growth slows sharply and core inflation eases.

Global Economy

Slowdown more likely than global recession, says Oxford Economics, unless ...

SINGAPORE (Mar 25): The global economy may continue to slow down in the near term but the world will probably dodge a recession this year unless it is hit by big shocks or serious policy errors, sa

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Singapore central bank chief says policy stimulus may not be necessary

SINGAPORE (Mar 4): Singapore’s monetary policy stance remains appropriate for current conditions and there is no need for policy stimulus if the economy performs as expected, central bank managing

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